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  1. 2015 K-Pop Contest

    January 23 2015

    2015 K-POP contest will be here February 11th, 2015 from 1:00pm - 4:00pm! See inside for further information.

  2. 2015 EASIA Program Change Information Update

    January 15 2015

    Changes have been made to the EASIA Major/Minor/Honors programs for Fall 2015. We will be holding information sessions on January 30, February 27th and March 27th, and have updated our web page with all new links and checklists! Please follow this link for all the news.

  3. Chinese Language Screening Sessions-updated for Winter 2015

    December 03 2014

    For students interested in taking Chinese language courses in Winter 2015, new screening sessions have been confirmed. They will all be held in Pembina Hall, Room 3-20. Please click on title for a complete list of dates and times.

  4. East Asian Studies student entrepreneurial success

    November 20 2014

    Congratulations to Adrianne Thomson on her entrepreneurial success and use of the UofA's eHUB.

  5. Japanese Placement Tests 2015

    November 14 2014

    Dates for Japanese language placement tests for Winter 2015 as well as Spring/Summer 2015 registration have been confirmed! Please follow the link for dates and times.

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The Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Alberta offers degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate level in Chinese and Japanese language, linguistics, and literature. As the only university department between Toronto and Vancouver devoted solely to the study of East Asia, we provide our students with a valuable opportunity to build a solid foundation for a career involving this exciting and economically vigorous part of the world.


Courses on East Asia have been offered regularly at the University of Alberta since 1961, making our programme one of the oldest in Western Canada. East-Asia-related courses at the University of Alberta were originally offered within the Department of History and Classics, but in response to the increasing demand for courses on East Asia an independent Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures was formed in 1981. Renamed the Department of East Asian Studies in 1994 to reflect the expanded range of topics covered in its courses, the department has continued to grow steadily and now boasts record enrolments in its language and culture courses. Read more